Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm EST
with their taxes. the uncertainty was horrendous, the mood sour. we were getting all sorts of cross currents about what would happen with corporate and personal taxes. were they going to raise taxes, were capital gains going up? would the alternative minimum tax ensnare millions of people? would businesses have to start a whole brand new round of layoffs? executive after executive came on this show to say, look, we can't do a thing. what's the point? we will just have to undo it. business confidence plummeted, and the idea of forming a new business. well, remember when the ceo of paychex came on and talked about the paralysis caused by the cliff? who would leave his job to start a new business in that environment? okay. retail sales weren't that bad. but they nose dived right at the end of the quarter. retailers were afraid to restock inventory, figuring that spending would drop off the cliff right along with the nation's finances. it was all in all a very bad time for our nation. now, overlay the storm of the century for the northeast, one that shut down the wealthiest area of the country for sev
Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm EST
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Jan 26, 2013 4:00am EST
, and then there's also a new tax change that's being put in place in roughly 2014. so there's some additional spending taking place there. but i think that the rebuilding that's taking place today as you comment is very different from what took place after the kobe earthquake. >> i've got to tell you, dan, this is the best i've seen your company. you've got the real estate trust structure. thank you so much. it's perfect. great to see you, sir. >> great to talk to you, jim. thanks. >> my charitable trust sold it. after listening to what i just heard, we shouldn't have sold. this is just a really good stock. wy is really, really right. dan fulton's got it together. stay with wy. stay with cramer. >> coming up, clash of the titans. missed the sparks fly on cnbc today? >> carl, you want to bid for the company, go ahead and bid for the company. >> you don't have to tell me what i'm free to do. >> two big money managers are clashing over herbalife. cramer's translating all the lingo to let you know what it all means for this embattled stock going forward. >>> all right. you may have seen one of th